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The room was quiet

The room was quiet

Being with the dying is an absolute privilege and honour. I remember my first client death very well. I sat at the bedside of an elderly gentleman, while he was actively dying in hospital. His partner has stepped out to make funeral arrangements. The room was quiet. […]

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An intimate moment

An intimate moment

I would like to reflect on my experience in working at Hospice and being able to help others on their end of life journey. Such an intimate moment! Really has helped me become a real person and to accept people for who they are. Realize life is short […]

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Raw emotions they shared

Raw emotions they shared

I want to thank all of my patients who have come into my life. The raw emotions they shared. The lessons they taught me about life. Bottom line, our relationships are the most important. The most precious thing we have are our relationships. At times the sadness […]

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Still in my heart

Still in my heart

This children who have past: Make me stronger Make me find new ways to help their pain Make me reflect on life Make me believe in a better health system Make me meditate Make me laugh and cry Make me bring back my inner child Make me […]

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Keep the balance

Keep the balance

Every moment I think about my life, each episode I have lived. I’m grateful for each soul had touched mine and the ones I have touched Thanks… Living each blessing everyday even if in that moment something doesn’t go as planned. I prayed for the strength to continue […]

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Being with you all one day

Being with you all one day

My story is not anything special or different from others. I have watched, held hands, prayed with, laughed with, many dying people as I am a Palliative nurse – friend – mother, wife, etc. To all of those people, I say Thank You for sharing your life or […]

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Make a difference

Make a difference

“Nature, time and patience, are the three greatest physicians.” The green pharmacy. If we take the time for ourselves and work more on who we are as healthcare professionals…or caregivers… then no matter what we do, we will be able to make a difference…even if only for […]

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Taught me her recipe

Taught me her recipe

The old Scottish lady, days from death, lying in her bed on the palliative care unit, taught me her recipe on how to make proper oatmeal…

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We are lost without you

We are lost without you

My Dear Renee, We are lost without you – where have you gone? We will never forget you – thank you for touching our lives with your beauty and brilliance, even for such a short time. All love. – The P.C. team at Medstar Washington Hospital

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Holding the hands, wiping the tears

Holding the hands, wiping the tears

That while I spend most of the hours of my week holding the hands, wiping the tears & sitting with the suffering of my dying patients and their families, & that gives me perspective on the sanctity & beauty of life. I cannot seem to translate this […]

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